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Birthdays, Birthdays

They are great when you are a child but as

Soon as you become an adult, you don’t want to

Celebrate anymore. Why do we worry about

Birthdays when they’re here and gone like the

Breeze that whisks over the ocean. So

Instead of worrying about  how many

Birthdays we have, let us reflect back on the

Memories we’ve made over the years and

Just enjoy your birthday and think to

Yourself, now how many years young am I?

Poem By: Crystal Stewart(2017)

 

A TEENAGE LIFE

A teenage life is never calm, Cool, collected dull and

Practical like a Parent wants. However, a teenage life is usually

Filled with parties with friends, first kisses, one-sided Loves,

 A  teenagers first crush, broken hearts , broken friendships

 And brand new friendships. So when a teenager grows up

From childhood and matures into an adult,

 They usually leave childish things behind but the

 Friendships made as a Teenager can last a lifetime.

Poem By: Crystal Stewart(2017)

WHAT A VISIT TO A COAL MINE CAN TEACH YOU

When I was in Elementary School many years ago, I got to go on a field trip with my class to a coal mine. The really cool thing about going to the mine is that they took our class into the mine where they work.

Since we were children, they explained what they did and this proved to be interesting. Of course it was more than we just mine for coal. As a child, the fact that I was in a coal mine and what the surroundings of a coal mine looked like was just incredible.

Learning about the coal mine was interesting and I did learn that no matter what job you might have, you are an important asset to that company.

Our field trip to the coal mine ended when we were given a piece of coal as a souvenir to remember our trip to the coal mine. I still have that piece of coal I got that day.

 

 

LONELINESS, SADNESS AND FEAR

Loneliness, sadness and fear can torture us to the place that

We will fall into a cycle of depression that we will have a

Hard time climbing out of until we make some changes in our lives.

Changes that will help us beat the cycle of depression by

Asking for help from a friend, family member, doctor or

A support group and not by and not by getting hooked on drugs.

So no matter what kind of depression that you are in,there is

Always hope. So do not fear because you can break the cycle of

Depression and in the meantime while you break the cycle of

Depression, you might even make new friends.

Because the cycle of depression can be broken so don’t

Make the mistake of thinking it can’t be.

Poem By: Crystal Stewart(2017)

DEATH OF A LOVED ONE AND FRIEND

Death of a loved one and friend can

Torture us in many ways but then so can

Loneliness, sadness and fear so when it

Rains in our lives remember that it isn’t the end of the

World and don’t feel crushed because the rain isn’t

Locked in which means that the sunshine will

Eventually come back out and that broken heart you

Are feeling will eventually turn into joy and happiness.

Poem By: Crystal Stewart(2017)

THE COLOURS OF A RAINBOW

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COLOURS OF A RAINBOW ON MEMORIAL DAY IN THE EVENING(5-29-2017)
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COLOURS OF A RAINBOW ON MEMORIAL DAY EVENING(5-29-2017)

A rainbow is beautiful, A double rainbow is

Even more beautiful but the Colours in a rainbow is what

Really gives the rainbow its beauty. So when it

Rains don’t be sad because the sun is also shining out

Even if you can’t see it because if you’re lucky,

You might get to see a rainbow or even better yet

You might get to see a double rainbow. So take

Advantage of looking at this beautiful creation because

The rainbow with its beautiful colours will

Eventually will fade or die until another day of

Sunshine and rain together.

Poem By: Crystal Stewart(2017)

FEMINISM

Feminism is that right that

Women work so hard for

All their lives to be equal

With their male counterparts,

However, because men make up

Most of the workforce and

Men are much stronger than women,

Women still have a hard time

Getting equal pay for

Doing the same job a man does.

So instead of doing things this way,

Let’s give our women a chance and

Pay them equally and

Give them a chance at doing the

Same job that a man does

And who knows,

You might find out that the

Women can do the job better

Than a man can.

 Poem By: Crystal Stewart(2017)

A THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE WHO FIGHTS FOR OUR FREEDOM

Freedom is not a

Right but a privilege.

Our active military and

Veterans are the people

We should thank for

Our freedom that

We have today because

They not only endure

The terror of fighting for us

But they also endure the

Fear of what could happen but

Also the sadness of losing a friend,

loneliness and

Darkness they face on a daily basis.

Even though they may be

Locked into serving his/her

Country due to military orders received but

In the end, our loved ones and friends

Will either come home in death or

They will make it home to their

Families and that’s when

The celebration will start.

So instead of

Taking just one day to

honor our veterans, let’s

honor all of our military

By saying thank you

Anytime we see a

Veteran or a

Family member of a

Fallen veteran.

The fact of the matter is,

We should honor

All of our veterans

Everyday.

Thank You Veterans!

Poem by: Crystal Stewart(2017)

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AMERICAN FLAG BEING UNFURLED AT A FOOTBALL GAME.  PICTURE CREDIT: ANDREA SEDON.
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MY NEPHEW, DYLAN MADE AN AMERICAN FLAG OUT OF WATERMELON. PICTURE CREDIT: DYLAN EYTH

FRIENDSHIP

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EASTER 2017 WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS AND THE DOG.

Finding a friend in life

Is a joyous occasion.

It is a joyous occasion because

We have not just made a

Friend but that means

Someone else found a friend

And that will mean that two less

People will be lonely in life.

Having a friend and having an

Animal is always good because

You can always get your friend’s advice

And with an animal you can relieve stress.

A friend can always lead you out of the

Darkness and into the light.

So let’s not be sad and have no friends but

Be happy and surround ourselves with friends and animals.

Friend, don’t torture yourself because

You don’t have many friends or animals because the

Fear that you may have now will soon die and

You will be so much happier because you have found a

Friend and found a pet that will relieve some stress

That you may be feeling. Don’t worry because

Everyone has a little rain that falls sometime

In their lives.

Poem By: Crystal Stewart(2017)

WHAT MEETING MAYA ANGELOU DID FOR ME

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A POEM CALLED “You are the apple of God’s eye” WAS GIVEN TO ME BY MY PARENTS. THIS POEM IS BY A UNKNOWN AUTHOR.

When I went to Clarion University Of Pennsylvania  almost 24 years ago, something really big and incredible  happened other than graduation. It was a highlight in my college life and lifetime I don’t think I’ll ever forget. Maybe because it was encouraging to meet someone famous that was not only minority but she was black and really had to work at what she got. I was encouraged by this and it made me want to pursue my dreams and not be a quitter. The woman’s name was none other than Maya Angelou.

Meeting Maya Angelou was not only inspiring but exciting too. Before meeting Maya Angelou, I was determined to reach my goals but after meeting Maya Angelou and hearing her story, I was even more determined. Also, it was nice to hear that you weren’t alone and that other people had either the same concerns or similar concerns.

After meeting Maya Angelou, I went through a phase of writing poems. I even had some of them published in a book with other people’s poems from the college.

I would like to tell you a little bit about Maya Angelou and if you read below, you will see a brief synopsis of who Maya Angelou is and what she has done.

Maya Angelou was an “American Poet, memoirist and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim.”

Maya Angelou had several poems and quotes. I’ve read some of the quotes and they’re quite good. Some of her quotes are quite encouraging.

In my opinion, when you smile you encourage someone and that will not only help them but also help you. A smile goes a long way in encouraging someone and lifting someone’s spirits. Not to mention, a smile is contagious so it will help you and help the people who are around you. So Smile.

There are many links you can go to on Maya Angelou and I am only going to list a few and they are: Maya Angelou(Wikipedia)Maya Angelou(Official Site)Maya Angelou(Biography) and Maya Angelou(Bing Search). Also, some links for Maya Angelou’s poetry are: Maya Angelou Poetry Links and Maya Angelou Poetry Links-Wikipedia. I think you will find these links interesting and informative.

Meeting Maya Angelou encouraged me to continue to be determined, ambitious, not be a quitter and to pursue my dreams when people tell me I can’t do something.

I encourage everyone to continue to be determined, to be ambitious, not to be a quitter and to pursue your dreams and not quit when things get rough. Remember, it’s just a stepping stone and teaching tool when things get rough and there will be times it will get rough.

When things get rough and you need a friend to talk to, try talking to your cat and if you don’t have a cat talk to your pet. It might sound crazy but it helps and they don’t talk back. Also, if you don’t have a pet to talk to, talking to a stuffed animal helps too. So pick yourself up and continue doing what you’re doing. You’ll eventually finish what  you started. I know I did and I eventually reached some of my goals.

I could say meeting Maya Angelou was a dream come true but the truth is, my only dreams and goals at the time was graduating from college. Meeting Maya Angelou was just a way to make me more determined to reach my goals what ever they may be.

I  think a good way to end this post  is with some Maya Angelou quotes. Below are some quotes by Maya Angelou and they are:

  1. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
  2. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
  3. “If you have only one smile today in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be grumpy at home, then go out in the street and start “Good Morning” at total strangers.”
  4. “A SMILE IS THE PRETTIEST THING YOU CAN WEAR”

If you think about the above quotes, they all ring true one way or another. Also if you think you’re having a bad day, there is probably someone out there who is having a worse day than you. So stop having pity parties for yourself and stop moping around because there will always be someone having a worse day than you.

I’m not saying you can’t have a good cry when something doesn’t turn out the way you had planned,  a good rant when you get angry and even vent when you have things bottled up inside you. Actually, sometimes it ‘s good to talk or vent because once you do, you will feel so much better.

I have previously  put some links in this post that you can go to read about Maya Angelou and below are two more Maya Angelou links.  Here are the other two links for Maya Angelou quotes and they are: Maya Angelou Quotes and Maya Angelou Encouraging Quotes.

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MY ONE MONTH ANNIVERSARY

Hello everyone, I’m really excited to tell you that it is my one month anniversary on WordPress. I can’t believe it’s been one month since I started CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. I’m having fun blogging and hope to continue to have fun blogging.  Please click the link below to see more of this post.

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

💝💟💗💕💖I wanted to wish everyone a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY. I hope it’s a day of rest and relaxation for all mothers. I’m talking about pet mothers too.💝💟💗💕💖

💝💗🙂🎈Thanks to my mother and all the mothers!💝💗🙂🎈

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!

TECHNICAL PROBLEMS: NOTIFICATIONS

Hello Everyone, I thought I would write and let you know if I don’t get right back to you after a comment, don’t worry I’m not blowing off your comment or ignoring your comment either it’s because I have been having some technical problems with my notifications. You see, I can see my notifications but I can’t reply, like, follow and etc… Thank goodness for e-mail notifications. I might be able to reply that way. Wish me luck. I’m really sorry about this but that’s computer’s for you.

Thanks In Advance For Your Understanding,

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UPDATE: NEW POST PUBLISHED ON CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE

Hello Everyone, I am very happy to say I just published a new post on CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. The post is called IMPORTANT DAYS IN OUR LIVES: A COLLAGE. I had fun putting the collage together for you and hope you go visit the site and look at the collage.

Below is only a sample of what you will see on CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. I have more pictures in the collage I just posted and in my Pages I have made up  A SAMPLE OF CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING.

I do hope you go visit my Pages and look at look at this sample of my photo-blogging.